Table Grapes are Healthy
avatar

Table grapes, low in calories, are nifty little parcels which travel well and nourish us with precious flavonoids.grapes2

Thoughtful gods also included tiny yeast microorganisms in grape skins making wine so possible! Grapes also turn up in jam, juice, jelly, grape seed extract, raisins, vinegar, and grape seed oil. We are, however, concerning ourselves with table grapes here – grapes as sweet, tart snacks, in recipes and even roasted!

Grapes of biblical fame were probably earliest grown in Asia about 7000 years ago. Today, grapes are grown worldwide on all continents.

Table grapes of all colors are rich in manganese, vitamins K, C, B1, potassium and polyphenos which are antioxidants. Their skins are especially nutritious.

Select grapes which are firm with clear skin and securely attached to its stem. Always wash them under running water and drain in a colander. Store in an airtight plastic bag in refrigerator for several days.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS:

Chicken salad
Curries
Frozen grape snacks
Fruit salad
Green salads
Meat accompaniment
Salsas
Smoothies
Soups
Stir fry
Stuffed grape leaves
Stuffings
Vegetable dishes
With with cheese/yogurt

Below are websites with grape recipe suggestions:

http://www.freshcaliforniagrapes.com/recipes.php

http://www.cooks.com/rec/search/0,1-0,grape_salad,FF.html

http://thatbritishwoman.blogspot.com/2009/02/50-1-recipes-for-grapes.html

About Marty Martindale

Foodsite Magazine and Marty aim to help the cooking-challenged avoid dependence on others due to lack of cooking knowhow. We concentrate on quick breakfasts, portable lunches and “good-4-u” night meals. With readily available web translation, the magazine explains separate foods, a little of their history, their nutrition, suggested “go-withs,” serving ideas and links to foodsites with recipes.

Comments

Table Grapes are Healthy — 1 Comment

  1. Egyptians ate grapes at least 6,000 years ago, and several ancient Greek philosophers praised the healing power of grapes — usually in the form of wine. European folk healers made an ointment from the sap of grapevines to treat skin and eye diseases. Grape leaves were used to stop bleeding, inflammation, and pain, such as the kind brought on by hemorrhoids. Unripe grapes were used to treat sore throats, and dried grapes (raisins) were used for constipation and thirst. Round, ripe, sweet grapes were used to treat a range of health problems including cancer, cholera, smallpox, nausea, eye infections, and skin, kidney, and liver diseases..`,^

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *